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Today at the 116th Diocesan Assembly in White Plains, New York, the Eastern Diocese elected Fr. Daniel Findikyan to be diocesan primate, succeeding Abp. Khajag Barsamian, who is retiring.

Fr. Daniel is the former Dean of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, and is the current Director of the Zohrab Institute in New York City. Fr. Daniel is the first American-born clergyman (and, indeed, the first Western-born) to be elected primate of our diocese, and (if I'm not mistaken) will be the first Western-born bishop in the history of the Armenian Church.

As someone who has known Fr. Daniel for much of my life, this is fantastic news! Axios!
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Axios! Axios! Axios!  :) :) :)

This is awesome news!  Truly worthy!
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If our OO posteres claim somebody is worthy, there is no doubt! ;)

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Fantastic news! Axios!
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https://armenianchurch.us/2018/05/08/catholicos-of-all-armenians-confirms-election-of-new-primate/

HH Catholicos Karekin II has now validated the election, and this afternoon, the official enthronement service was held at St. Vartan Cathedral. Hayr Soorp is now the Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America.

Արժանի է՛/Axios!
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Was he ordained to the episcopacy so quickly?  Or has he only assumed administrative duties for now?

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Only administrative authority for now. Presumably he will be ordained a bishop in Etchmiadzin later this year.
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oh man!  I was hoping it would be in NY
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oh man!  I was hoping it would be in NY

Me too!

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Only administrative authority for now. Presumably he will be ordained a bishop in Etchmiadzin later this year.
Same as Abp. Khajag, who waited about a year, IIRC. Saw some rumblings that Fr. Daniel's consecration might be in July or August, and definitely in Etchmiadzin.

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Just another ordination . . . Looks fake
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Just another ordination . . . Looks fake

Please explain what you mean by this.
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I have never tried asking what WPM means by anything.  He is quite random, to put it kindly.
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Video of the enthronement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3SXcDdJ9B8

That is Beautiful!  Thank you! Hi Salpy, how are you doing?
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Video of the enthronement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3SXcDdJ9B8

That is Beautiful!

Indeed. BTW, I was trying to visit this cathedral when I was in NY, however it was closed then :( It's a pity, as it looks beautiful.
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